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kibble

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[ kib-uhl ]
/ ˈkɪb əl /
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verb (used with object), kib·bled, kib·bling.

to grind or divide into particles or pellets, as coarse-ground meal or prepared dry dog food.

noun

grains or pellets resulting from a kibbling process.

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Origin of kibble

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First recorded in 1780–90; origin uncertain

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Definition for kibble (2 of 2)

kibble2
[ kib-uhl ]
/ ˈkɪb əl /

noun British.

an iron bucket used in mines for hoisting ore.

Origin of kibble

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First recorded in 1665–75, kibble is from the German word Kübel pail, vat
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British Dictionary definitions for kibble (1 of 2)

kibble1
/ (ˈkɪbəl) /

noun

British a bucket used in wells or in mining for hoisting

Word Origin for kibble

C17: from German Kübel; related to Old English cyfel, ultimately from Medieval Latin cuppa cup

British Dictionary definitions for kibble (2 of 2)

kibble2
/ (ˈkɪbəl) /

verb

(tr) to grind into small pieces

noun

US and Canadian ground meal formed into pellets and used as pet food

Word Origin for kibble

C18: of unknown origin
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